Mayor and MP Launch Retrak office
Friends and supporters of Retrak came out in full force at the opening of its new office on Thursday 21 April. Local businesses mixed with clergy, universities and colleges, president of the Soroptimists and other notable charities, all of whom helped Retrak celebrate its new ‘bigger and better’ offices this week.
Stockport MP, Ann Coffey, as the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Street Children, unveiled the large Retrak logo, and spoke about how important it is that children living on streets are part of the overall agenda in international development. Retrak’s research shows poverty is one of the key triggers as children run away from impoverished homes and families for what they believe will be a better life on the street.
Manchester’s Lord Mayor Paul Murphy gave a heartfelt address about Sir Peter and how he had been through ‘the good times and the bad times’ with him during Sir Peter’s long career on the police force. He mentioned the most difficult time when Greater Manchester Police lost two police officers who were shot and killed on a routine house visit. About Sir Peter, the Lord Mayor said: “He might not always agree with you, but he will always listen.” The Mayor formally welcomed Sir Peter into Retrak on behalf of the rest of the staff.
Colleagues and supporters came to share a milestone event in Retrak’s future. For more information on the event or, if your organisation would like to sponsor a Retrak networking event, please contact the fundraising team here